It’s almost time for me to go home for summer and leave behind my first year at uni and my accommodation. It is a strange feeling because I am super excited to be going home and I cannot wait to see my family again but it is bittersweet leaving the room and flat which have been my home for the past 9 months. My room was a tip while I packed with boxes and bags everywhere and I honestly didn’t realise how much stuff I had.
Now it seems a little sad as my room is completely empty and no longer feels like mine.
Looking back over the year there are have been positives and things I would change if I could go back. First let’s look at positives: I have made some amazing friends, learnt lots about a subject which I enjoy, had the privilege of learning this information from amazing lecturers, achieved some very decent grades, and many more positives that I cannot fit in here.
One of my biggest regrets is spending too much time doing the things I thought I should do and not doing the things I wanted to do. Especially near the start of the year I thought I should go to nightclubs even though that really isn’t my thing. I also thought I should enjoy them but I really didn’t. It took me so long to realise that you don’t have to do things that you don’t want to do (I mean optional things not lectures and assignments – you MUST do those).
For second year I plan to do more of what I want without feeling like I should be doing something else. I also plan to try to be more organised especially as second year is when the marks count towards the final degree mark. I feel like second year is going to be my year but that is not to say that I didn’t enjoy first year.